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Pax Vobiscum, Elvi

He is a treasure – he is the King of Rocky Road
He was a loser – according to a recent “Gallop” Poll
He was a pleasure – the man could really shake his hips
And shake his belly and sneer with curled lips
He was a real winner – who gambled with his life
A sad, bloated carcass – with a really sweet ex-wife

Now he’s up there in Heaven – and he’s surely not in Hell
He sings with Hoyt and Waylon – but he just cain’t sing near as well
He’s prob’ly singin’ backup – for the first time in his life
Be ‘specially kind to Elvis, Mr. Christ

A ragin’ cajun hillbilly kid with a funky soundin’ name
Crossed jungle, country and gospel – and climbed the charts to fame
Had himself a doctor – the Devil in Disguise
Who prob’ly looked upon His Works through piggy little eyes
While the doctor was the dealer – he did not force feed the dope
Let’s call J. Edgar Hoover, Dick Nixon and the Pope

He was a lot more like THE Duke – that good ol’ boy The King
He loved to sweat and twitch – and dance around and sing
That angel in the Heavenly Choir – His Highness, Mr. King
He really shakes that pelvis and is rockin’ when he sings

Now he’s up there in Heaven – and he’s surely not in Hell
He sings with Hoyt and Waylon – but he just cain’t sing near as well
He’s prob’ly singin’ backup – for the first time in his life
Be ‘specially kind to Elvis – please, Mr. Christ

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Duke LaRance, dba raoul abrasive litanies

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Reviewed by Ed Matlack
My dad always called Elvis the Pelvis and herein you portray him well, though I was not a fan, the late 60's were just not his time, I still have seen all his movies, my mom loved him and I got to stay up late to watch him...never give away a chance to stay up late when you are young...(by the way, nice "rust colored" truck in your Bio, too bad that guy is standing in front of it...LOL!)
Reviewed by Kathy Pekarcik (Reader)
You captured The King's all too brief, unhappy existence to a "T"
Reviewed by Duke LaRance
Too funny Vesna!!! I'm way too ugly to be a woman!!! And even if I was, I wouldn't be a lady!!!!!
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
..You are one talented lady..Bravo!!!
Well done!!
Perfect it1

Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Clever and well done. Remember him well from my school days. Wish I still had all those old 45's.
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
Ohhh this is sweet, and that ending just the right whimsical touch! :O)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Really clever Duke, I like it.
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